Galaxy Tab 10.1

Not to be left out in the cold when the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 launches, Verizon and Sprint have stepped forward to let everyone know that they, too will be offering their own versions of the upcoming 10.1 inch Honeycomb tablet. 

Verizon has issued a formal press release (which you'll find after the break) letting us know that you can pre-order the LTE enabled versions come June 8, at $529.99 for the 16 GB model and $629.99 for the 32 GB model.  Those prices are both with a new two year agreement.  They will be offered in two colors, gray and white.  Sprint was a little more relaxed about the affair, with Mark Elliot from their PR department making an announcement via Twitter that the Wifi version would be coming to Sprint "mid-summer". 

The Verizon press release also mentions availability of both a full size keyboard dock and a multi-media dock built specifically for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and those products are sure to be well received.  You can find the full text of the press release after the break.

Source: Twitter


Verizon Wireless Adds 4G LTE-Enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 to Portfolio

4G LTE-Enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1, Exclusive from Verizon Wireless, Measures Only 8.6 Millimeters Thin

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and DALLAS, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), today announced the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 will be available on the fastest, most advanced network in coming weeks. The slim and sleek Galaxy Tab 10.1 debuts with Android™ Honeycomb and will be available in either Metallica Gray or Glossy White. Customers will be able to pre-order the device online on June 8 at www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab4glte. When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits Verizon Wireless stores this summer, it will be accompanied by an array of optional accessories such as a full-sized keyboard dock and a multi-media docking station.

"The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a great option for customers who want to enjoy the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network – the fastest network in America," said Jeff Dietel, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless. "Customers can also use the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 wherever they are on the nation's largest 3G network."

Dietel added, "The tablet market is exploding as customers are discovering new uses for the technology that features a large screen, powerful processing speeds and access to Android Market™'s 200,000 applications. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is perfect for customers who want to take advantage of Google™'s new movie rental option and view their favorite film on-the-go."

"Samsung Mobile is excited to expand its mobile tablet portfolio with Verizon Wireless to include the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1," said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. "The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the thinnest and lightest tablet in the world that delivers a truly mobile multimedia experience on an Android Honeycomb platform."

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers full support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™ and more. Customers will relish the 10.1-inch enhanced display with a 1280x800 resolution HD screen, 1 GHz dual core application processor, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera. Both consumers and business customers will find a multitude of uses for the Galaxy Tab that range from video chat to business tools, including those that allow for the opening and editing of documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features Adobe® Flash® Player to deliver an enhanced Internet browsing experience and access to content-rich Websites.

Verizon Wireless will offer two 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 models both priced with two year customer agreements: $529.99 for the 16GB model and $629.99 for the 32GB model. For more information on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, go to: www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab4glte.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

Adobe and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

 

 

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Verizon and Sprint Galaxy Tab 10.1 models to come this summer

13 Comments

No kidding. Regardless of who's fault it would be, that would make Motorola look really bad. I still think the LTE and crippled SD slot have been the main reasons why the Xoom hasn't done well. It is really a shame.

All buyers should be entitled to a refund. I didnt buy one because the SD card slot. Its a complete scam to say it had an sd card slot and LTE capable and it doesnt.

microSD card slot w/ this 4G version? If so, curse you Verizon/Samsung for you have successfully wooed me away from the WiFi only version!

DANG IT!!

LTE 4G "Enabled"? I will take it with a pinch of salt. If it is true, us Xoom owners feel sort of robbed. I like the Xoom, don't get me wrong, but Verizon and Motorola better get their act together and deliver on their promise.

what??? arent these prices AWFUL considering it requires a 2 yr agreement??? where in the hell is the subsidizing??

Yes they are awful. That's only subsidized abut $70, assuming the cell radio adds $100 like in the iPad. I was thinking that paying the extra $30 would be worth it too, till I saw that was conttract price.

IM sorry but the masses really wont be biting on these at this price. Granted iPad users will take out mortgages, but i cant think of any other piece of technology that drops faster in price year on year. ie. galaxy tab 7inch... unreal. less than 10 months ago it was 399 on contract now its 199...

Kind of a sock in the jaw that you have to buy the Verizon 4G one just to get an SD slot. The Wifi version would sell better with the SD slot.

I understand Verizon wanting to gain as much exclusivity as possible, but really Samsung. I wish Samsung would look to make additional money off of making the wifi one more attractive to more buyers, thus selling more; instead of making money off of a contract negotiated with Verizon to make their exclusive model have more functionality while intentionally withholding that functionality from the wifi version.

-Suntan

I don't see any mention of an SD slot.

Anyway, it makes no sense to buy a subsidized tablet on a 2 year contract. Get the wifi one, add a tethering plan to your phone, and use that.

can it be unlocked to be used on other carriers or such as in supports a SIM card?! because im not living in the states and i would love a 3G compatible version of this tablet :(